Committees

If you have an interest in participating in the following committees, please contact the UGS Board through the Contact UGS page.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Officers of the Corporation and the Immediate Past President. The Executive Committee shall be empowered to act for and in behalf of the Board of Directors.  However, the Executive Committee may not nullify or modify any previous action of the Board.

Membership & Nominating Committee

The Membership Committee & Nominating Committee shall consist of at least three (3) persons elected by the Board of Directors from among the members of the Corporation and should include at least one (1) Member of the Board of Directors.  The Committee shall elect its own chairperson. Members of this committee will actively promote UGS, present to organizations who may have individuals interested in joining, and recruit individuals in the gerontology community. The committee will determine interested parties in the Utah community and promote the benefits of joining UGS. The membership committee will also coordinate with educational programs which have students interested in gerontology and develop student membership as well. Finally, committee members will interact with other state membership committees to trade ideas for increasing membership.

The Nominating Committee shall be chaired by the Immediate Past-President and shall convene each summer to determine the slate of candidates for the fall election to the Board of Directors and Principal Officers of the Corporations.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting from the Members. The report of the Nominating Committee shall be in writing, signed by the Chairperson of the Committee, and shall be delivered to the President prior to the Annual Meeting of the Members.  Ten (10) days prior to the election date, the Utah Geriatrics Society office will send notification to the membership for the General Membership Meeting, or may deliver a written ballot with a slate of officers and board of directors.  New officers and directors will assume office on the first day of the month following the Annual meeting. 

Educational Program and Annual Conference Committee

The Educational Program Committee shall be selected from the membership of the Corporation, and will include one or more members of the Board of Directors.  The Educational Program Committee shall have the responsibility for planning and conducting any and all of the educational programs directed by the Board of Directors and all activities associated with such programs. The Board may elect more than one chairperson and appoint different individuals to oversee various program functions, or sub-committees, as is deemed necessary to reasonably meet the needs of the membership.

The Educational Program Committee shall have the responsibility for planning and conducting any and all of the educational programs directed by the Board of Directors and all activities associated with such programs. Responsibilities include developing short and long-term goals for membership education based on current trends and research in the field as well as needs in the local community. More specifically, the professional education committee will coordinate speakers, venues, participants, plan and coordinate continuing professional education opportunities for membership and the UGS annual conference. 

Advocacy Committee

Committee members will make sure that UGS is providing advocacy for elderly residents of the community especially vulnerable populations, e.g. disabled. This advocacy would be grassroots, legislative, and national. Members will build relationships with community and political leaders as well as long term care and other agency leaders. Advocacy committee members need to be familiar, or familiarize themselves, with the legal and human rights of the elderly population.